To bring to a close another momentous day in our ever-turning world, a bit of that old progressive rock for the kiddies.
Genesis – The Musical Box
Yes – Roundabout
King Crimson – In The Court of the Crimson King
Camel – Lady Fantasy
Jethro Tull – Bungle in the Jungle
Styx – Grand Illusion
ELO – Mr. Blue Sky
Fire up the synthesizers, kiddos, and get ready for 10 minute guitar solos. Progs rule! Chat away into the night!
Congrats on 1st, 99ts!
Thank you JoB – and then I disappeared cause grandbabe arrived – they grow up too fast – words seem to be coming fast
My oldest granddaughter and her son, the first of my two great grandsons who’ll be 3 in January, will arrive on Dec. 27 for a visit!!!! We’re over the moon.
Wonderful family you have JoB – and a great Christmas present!
I enjoy that my daughter lives close enough that we see them every week – despite I’m exhausted when they leave – the little one is a whirlwind of activity.
Love hearing your stories about your “grandbabe,” too, 99ts! I recognize that exhaustion factor you mentioned. When I was a new grandmother – in my 40s – it was exhausting, then! But so worth it all.
Ha! I used to think I had it all – not becoming a mother until mid 30s (and in my time I was the oldest mother at kindergarten) – now I wonder if that was such a good idea :)
No-one could be more shocked than me at discovering how much I love the granddaughter (she is growing so fast the grandbabe is almost no longer) and the joy she brings.
And I can send her home, put away all she has scattered throughout the house – and relax with a glass of wine – and a smile!
And TOD surely has conversations that covers the diversity of our lives – Mandela and grandbabes on the same page :)
Yes – Mandela and grandbabes on the same page – we are fortunate, eh?
And your “send her home” and “relax with a glass of wine – and a smile” hit home with me, don’t worry about that! :)
Thanks LL – commentator thinks police dressed in plain clothes instigating riot behavior
Wouldn’t be surprised. SOP for authoritarian regimes.
Night owler checking in for the night shift.
Loved this pic of POTUS and FLOTUS
Sadly, @reignofapril had something snarky to tweet about that picture. Really. I’m done.
Well, then, whoever reignofapril is, is stupid and obviously extremely jealous. Every other woman sitting there and seeing that, wished herself in Michelle’s place!
That is a very sweet picture. Just lovely!
Maybe it wasn’t the picture they wanted people to see, like that one were FLOTUS was smiling. All they want to tweet about is FLOTUS being mad. By the way, who the hell is reigofapril and who gives a dam what she tweet? Excuse my language please.
Reminder: 11 a.m. tomorrow morning
Honored to have our Children of the #Gospel perform tmrrw @WNCathedral for The Ntnl @NelsonMandela Memorial Service ow.ly/rBDxV— WashPerfArtsSociety (@WPASinDC) December 10, 2013
All right all, off to snuggle with my missus. See y’all tomorrow.
Bringing over from end of last:
Link to special commemorative publications produced by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.
Insession Special Edition – Parliament pays tribute to Nelson Mandela
PDF: http://www.parliament.gov.za/content/Final%20Mandela%20InSession_05Dec_web.pdf or
additional official publications:
Official Memorial Programme for Nelson Mandela #madiba #memorial slideshare.net/sabcnews/offic… via @SlideShare— Alycee (@jazziz2) December 10, 2013
More Republicans with dictators. Damn hypocrites! #uniteblue #p2 #tcot #gopfail http://t.co/i3d1wADVBq— Benny (@BRios82) December 11, 2013
Strong Statement on Events in Ukraine from Secretary Kerry state.gov/secretary/rema… (from @StateDept)— ForUS50 (@FORUS50) December 11, 2013
English commentator says “they never report injuries to the people only to the police – they ignore the people” – sounds like the GOP
#AssholeOfTheDay John McCain, for comparing Obama's good manners to appeasing Hitler assholeoftheday.us/post/696555679… http://t.co/S2Lg3wcyCx— Some Asshole (@assholeofday) December 11, 2013
McCain’s green eyes of jealousy show up again.
@BRios82 – Excellent. And all those rethug handshakes resulted in death and misery all around.— (@amk4obama) December 11, 2013
In the grand scheme, this is not important. But right before I got annoyed he had entered my peaceful world and changed the channel, I think I heard Chris Matthews say tonight that President Obama had taken “his advice” to hire people at the White House who were experts and not just “supporters.” He was referring to John Podesta. Did anyone else hear Chris say that? If so, I’d like to send him a friendly little tweet about it.
Chris Matthews talks to himself mostly, these days. I’m not sure many people are still watching that show…
I don’t normally, but hadn’t switched over yet after the previous show.
Can’t wait until he’s nowhere to be seen! From “Hardball” to “InvisibleBall” or something like that!
That would be lovely!
I heard that too right before I turned him off. I was so upset that my husband even had him on and then when I heard him say that I came unglued. I hate these pundits. Who are they to give this President any advise. I really have had it with all except Rev Al. He really stands with this President. I feel I do stay with Rev Al.
UT and Chips, you two have been beyond amazing with all these wonderful posts for Mandela and our great President. Thanks to all who post too. We are the best.
Thanks. I do not like letting Matthews get away with his garbage!
@hardball_chris PBO didn't listen to YOUR advice to bring in experts "not just supporters," by hiring Podesta. You need a real job, fool.— (@JOBoomr) December 11, 2013
He was probably stung by PBO’s “so-called Progressive” comment. Matthews sounds like all the other emoprogs who pat themselves on the back whenever POTUS does something they like. At least, when they take a break from calling him a disappointment pretty much all the rest of the time.
I don’t even think Matthews has a category like “emoprog.” He switches by the minute from one side to the other. Just put “so-called” in front of either side, and it’ll work for him!
Hey, Matthews, if President Obama’s a disappointment, then I’m hoping for a lot more disappointment in our lives. I’ll take three more years of that disappointment – and welcome it – thank you very much. Ha!
All taking heads, including maddow, are asshats.
Who? I gave up on her a long time ago. Every time I go back to take another look, on recommendation, I can’t even make it through one segment! They all need new jobs, out of public view. Some other planet, preferably.
The whole pundtwitry thingy has to be shut down and the networks should go back to just reporting news. Not gonna happen, of course.
Not where there’s money to be had. I remember those “old days” of news reporting … who would have ever thought that would go by the wayside? Instead of news, we now have all of the no-value shows where they ask each other what they think of each other … until the rest of us turn the channel.
It happens when folk do one incredibly simple act – #ClickOFF
Lord, had been beating my head against the wall since Sunday, trying to figure out Cruz’s ulterior motive for attending Madiba’s funeral. Knew damn well it wasn’t to court the AA vote in 2016. Duh… it should have been as plain as the nose on my face — to somehow court the anti-Castro vote!!!!!
See, these assholes in congress are why we can’t have nice things…
Sadly, nobody noticed. He could have stayed at home, and just pretended that he walked out – and it would have had the same effect. What a loser!
yep – he had to tell the press he left, nobody knew and nobody cared – the only person from the US that anyone noticed at the memorial was President Barack Obama.
I never even fully confirmed for myself that Cruz even attended, much less walked out. But you are right – he would think that some anti-Castro voters would be seeing a walkout as a BFD … instead of just seeing Cruz as a grotesque loser, as – and I think I can safely speak for everybody here – we all do.
saw a group photo earlier this evening of the congressional delegation; looked like they were at their hotel. He was all the way in the back, probably standing on tippy-toes so that the top of his face was visible…
Yes, I saw that, but – to tell you the truth – he looked so fake I thought it was actually a fake photobomb!
Make him go away, please.
The 7 states with the strongest gun laws have the lowest gun death rates. Check your state's #GunGrade at bradycampaign.org/?q=2013-state-…— Brady Campaign (@bradybuzz) December 10, 2013
PBO & FLOTUS host social dinner 4 Bushes & senior officials aboard AF1. obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2013/12/after-…— Alycee (@jazziz2) December 11, 2013
I like the idea of them enjoying their flight back. I hope the dinner was enjoyable. That’s a tough trip round trip so suddenly like that. And they did a good thing flying to South Africa to pay their respects. They deserve it.
Agree, theo!! Typical lovely gesture of ‘community’ by our President and First Lady.
He even cheers everybody on, in his passing, as he did in life!
"I voted for South Africa" #NelsonMandela #Madiba http://t.co/wbNVgycpWR— Lead SA (@lead_sa) December 11, 2013
Protestors in Ukraine are not about to quit!!! Very impressed by their dedication, stamina and commitment to non-violence.
… need a bit of rest after these past totally memorable days …
Before departing … live feed from Kyiv …. these folk are not backing down … more joining the protest ….
Yes We Can
Dear #euromaidan your courage, restraint in the face of vicious thugs, & rejection of all things Putin are admirable! #BeFree #YesYouCan— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 11, 2013
now … for some rest …. :)
Decided I had to do this before departing ….
Yo @SenJohnMcCain you bowed to a mass murderer & twitter.com/SenJohnMcCain/… #PBO politely shook someone's hand. cc @DSCC http://t.co/3BxjvUGLr6— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) December 11, 2013
… that dude disgusts me on par with Bibi ….
This was the question I read from ABC News, What do President Obama and teenagers have in common? They like to appear in selfie at memorial service. I guess they were trying to imply that our President acted like a teenager.
The President and First Lady should arrive back at Andrews Air Base at 6:25am.
Hypocrite .@SenJohnMcCain, who bowed before that tundra twit .@SarahPalinUSA , hugging the original Castro. #Asshole. http://t.co/ybWO8fkvuL— (@amk4obama) December 11, 2013
This pretty much sums up the GOP and #Obamacare: #p2 #p21 #ACA http://t.co/WqUKTc5sO6— Casey (@pari_passu) December 02, 2013
Myanmar frees political detainees aje.me/JdM9lZ— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) December 11, 2013
Indian SC kicks the ball back to our useless and corrupt pols on LGBT law. Now nothing will be done.
Air Force One wheels down Andrews 5:28 after long flight from South Africa— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) December 11, 2013
Pete Souza does it again:
Slide show: Pres Obama attends Mandela memorial service; includes photos from Air Force One
1.usa.gov/1czYD1s— (@petesouza) December 11, 2013
Morning, TODvillage! This early entry is misleading as I’ll be MIA today. Work called 15 mins ago so I’ll be gainfully employed today – at the venue that ends later than the others. Shucks! Anyways, have yourselves a Wonky Wednesday, and do remember to ignore the MSM. It’s Christmastime, after all; they’re probably all drunk. BBMUCHL ;)
Moooooooorning Early Birds!
Morning everyone:) Thought this was worthy of a look.
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